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University of Connecticut Data & Information Overview

446 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
56% Acceptance Rate
Find out more about how University of Connecticut ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below.
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How Well Is University of Connecticut Ranked?

#86 Best Colleges in Nation
#2 Best Colleges in CT
Accounting Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Connecticut was awarded 446 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

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Overall Quality

UCONN is ranked #86 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UCONN held the #158 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

UCONN is also ranked #2 out of 28 schools in Connecticut.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UCONN?

56% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Connecticut has an acceptance rate of 56%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for UCONN.

Average Test Scores

About 43% of students accepted to UCONN submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 620 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 610 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 620 to 730 )
UCONN received ACT scores from 7% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Connecticut  ( 27 to 33 )

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University of Connecticut Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
69% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Connecticut is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Connecticut is 69%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  69 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Connecticut

92% Freshmen Retention
73% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Connecticut has a freshmen retention rate of 92%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UCONN the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 73%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

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University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
35.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
52.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 18,917 undergraduates at UCONN with 18,090 being full-time and 827 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Connecticut Cost?

$22,974 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
$31,352 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of UCONN is $22,974. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UCONN

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,069 $15,498 $20,344 $26,653 $30,060

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UCONN, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UCONN, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,838 a year. That adds up to $31,352 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UCONN is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UCONN Graduates Make?

$72,460 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UCONN with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $72,460 in their early years. This is good news for future UCONN graduates since it is 71% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of University of Connecticut

Connecticut State
18,090 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
University of Connecticut is a public institution situated in Storrs, Connecticut. UCONN is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for UCONN are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 352 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-2000

University of Connecticut Majors

110 Majors With Completions
6,022 Undergraduate Degrees
2,705 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 110 majors graduated from University of Connecticut. Of these students, 6,022 received undergraduate degrees and 2,705 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 455 $47,530
General Psychology 407 $32,079
Communication & Media Studies 284 $35,353
Nursing 253 $70,444
General Biology 233 $29,040
Finance & Financial Management 225 $63,392
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 214 $29,511
Mechanical Engineering 202 $68,876
Political Science & Government 201 $33,631
Human Development & Family Studies 170 $32,092

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Connecticut along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UCONN

49% Take At Least One Class Online
6% Take All Classes Online

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2020-2021, 13,188 students took at least one online class at University of Connecticut. This is a decrease from the 24,979 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 13,188 1,540
2019-2020 24,979 14,230
2018-2019 3,917 642
2017-2018 3,409 565
2016-2017 2,203 625

Learn more about online learning at University of Connecticut.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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